Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro (History, Local Gov’t Officials, Barangays)

Calintaan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 23,503 people and a 1.06% growth rate. Tagalog is the main dialect spoken in Calintaan, being spoken by approximately 62% of the household population, followed by Ilocano which is spoken by about 22%.

 

History

 

The name of the village which was mentioned first in the history of the places under the Municipality of Calintaan at present is Ililin. Local historians believe that the name of the village now is Brgy. Iriron for in the old map drawn by Fr. Murillo, SJ during the Spanish regime, Ililin was indicated in the spot where Iriron is presently located.

Based on Spanish records, the population of Iriron in 1829 was one hundred fifty (150). It was also recorded that this village has two cannons used by the residents in defending themselves against Moro pirates.

Due to the frequent incursions of the pirates to their village, the people of Iriron transferred to other places. What remained in the settlement were the church, convent, prison and a few houses. Years later, visitors who entered the church were surprised to see the three chandeliers fashioned out of the backbone of a large whale.

Meanwhile, Calintaan became a progressive community after the Spanish regime. Mr. Eligio Jimenez was appointed as the first cabeza de barangay of this place.
In the election held on November 14, 1967 Hon. Felomino Jimenez was elected as the first municipal mayor of Calintaan.

 

Local Officials

 

Mayor: Lily Racca Estoya
Vice Mayor: Efren Fernandez Garcia
Councilors:
• Eric Credo Labrador
• Rocel Payas Mendoza
• Cornelio Jose Gasmin
• Rogelio Aguilar Trambulo
• Rommel Tadeja Cariaso
• June Cleto Esteban
• Lamberto Jimenez Guiral
• Ronnie Dionisio Importante

 

Barangays

 

Currently Calintaan has 7 barangays which are:
•Concepcion Iriron
•Malpalon
•New Dagupan
•Poblacion
•Poypoy
•Tanyag

 

Source:

http://www.philippineislands.ph/en/calintaanoccidental_mindorophilippinesbarangays.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calintaan,_Occidental_Mindoro

http://zamboanga.com/z/index.phptitle=Special3ASearch&search=abra+de+ilog&go=Go

http://sites.google.com/site/occidentalmindorohistory/historycalintaan

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